June 18, 2014 at 11:51 AM
WESTFIELD, NJ - The state championship-winning Boys’ Lacrosse team as well as many students in the district-wide fine arts department were recognized at the Westfield Board of Education meeting on June 17.
“Their Group IV Championship is especially celebratory because it is the first time since 1987, when I understand some of your fathers and uncles played on that year’s lacrosse team,” said board president Richard Mattessich.
Each member of the team was called to the podium by name and given a certificate.
Their head coach, Patrick Tuohy, was given a certificate for being named the Group IV Coach of the Year and the Courier News Coach of the Year.
“I just want to thank these guys here,” said Tuohy in reference to the team. "They’re not just great athletes, but also great young men of character.”
Of the many students recognized for their accomplishments in the subject of fine arts, six Westfield High School vocalists were selected for the 2015 All State Women’s Chorus. The Chorus is highly selective.
Out of hundreds of high school students from all over New Jersey, four from Westfield were chosen for the All State Mixed Chorus and were awarded certificates.
WHS’s production of Anyone Can Whistle won Paper Mill Playhouse awards for student achievement in stage management as well as student achievement in hair and make-up design. The WHS drama Metamorphoses won the outstanding overall production award at the Theatre Night Awards at Monclair State University.
And the board recognized that eighth grader Amanda Zang from Edison Intermediate School had her artwork placed on display at the State House in Trenton this year.
“Amanda’s acrylic painting was one of only six art pieces selected to represent Union County in the State Art Month exhibition in Trenton,” said Mattessich.